The musical season started very well in Sao Paulo. In early February I got to listen to four formidable concerts. At any rate, once again, on Sunday 8 at the Municipal Theater of St. Paul, John Neschling conducted the Mahler’s Ninth. Before, he had the excellent idea to conduct an opera (short, 13 minutes) of a young Italian composer, Cristian Carrara, 38, titled Tales from the Underground. I found online some informations about the composer: some critics have associated with Arvo Pärt, and it is true that he develops phrases long and slow over which sometimes lies a dust of delicate sounds. However the similarity ends there. Carrara proves in his music an Italian quality, a lyrical expression full of good feelings. This beautiful composition has something of ‘pucciniano’: it could be easily inserted such an interlude of La Rondine.